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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.35
Liaison Laurie Husted
Submission Date June 9, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Bard College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Michele Dominy
Dean of the College
Dean's Office
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment: Environment and Community in East Asia is an initiative aimed at embedding a permanent and significant focus on Asian environmental and sustainable development issues into the curricula at Bard’s undergraduate campuses at Annandale-on-Hudson and Simon’s Rock, and at the Center for Environmental Policy’s MS programs. In particular, the implementation grant will enable:
1. Faculty focused on the environment and sustainable development to teach more effectively about Asia.
2. Asian Studies faculty to teach more effectively about the environment and sustainable development.
This grant has funded student and faculty research initiatives and has provided $335,000 worth of funding to date.

Sustainability Council mini grants provide awards to faculty members who develop courses that address sustainability and improve our home planet in a multidisciplinary fashion. The grants awarded to faculty are used to finance the student research projects that are conducted in these courses.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment: Environment and Community in East Asia is an initiative aimed at embedding a permanent and significant focus on Asian environmental and sustainable development issues into the curricula at Bard’s undergraduate campuses at Annandale-on-Hudson and Simon’s Rock, and at the Center for Environmental Policy’s MS programs. In particular, the implementation grant will enable:
1. Faculty focused on the environment and sustainable development to teach more effectively about Asia.
2. Asian Studies faculty to teach more effectively about the environment and sustainable development.
This grant has funded student and faculty research initiatives and has provided $335,000 worth of funding to date.


Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

No


Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Bard's library subscribes to the following resources, which offer access to academic literature on sustainability:

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
BioOne
Center for Research Libraries (CRL
Environment & Energy Daily
GreenFILE
Greenwire
JSTOR
Land Letter
LexisNexis Academic
New York Times From 1851 to 3 Years Ago
Project MUSE
Readers' Guide Abstracts
WorldCat


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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